Doug Davidson ’64 was elected to serve as chair of the Peddie Board of Trustees by the 33-member body at the Spring 2021 board meeting, following the tenure of Elizabeth Silverman P’03 ’10, who served six years in the role.
Davidson has been a member of the board of trustees for nine years, during which he served on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Legal Committee and Investment Committee. He was chair of the Finance Committee for six years.
“It is certainly a privilege and an honor that my fellow trustees have asked me to take on this important role,” said Davidson. “At the same time, I feel particularly challenged to build on the considerable accomplishments of my two immediate predecessors, Elizabeth Silverman and Chris Acito ’85. Between them, Chris and Elizabeth achieved great success in shaping the board’s governance structure, strategic priorities, cohesiveness and diversity.”
Davidson said the board’s primary focus areas include the upcoming launch of the school’s largest capital campaign and fundraising for the arts center expansion project.